How does a player come up with that as an idea? He is not tripped. He deliberately does a McTwist dive at a ball on the ground head first taking the ball and player. insane move. Good call by the ref to give it as it was so bizarre.
Yeh I was assuming he must have awarded a foul tackle or similar offence. Hadnt looked into too much detail as to whether the contact is player first... just looked at first viewing piadm... of course iootr he may have awarded it for something else.
Also law 12
Indirect free kick
An indirect free kick is awarded if a player:
• plays in a dangerous manner
Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the
ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themself)
It could be argued he trying to play the ball, and was successful in doing so. I can see how a dfk is given here as ref could easily say the player charged or jumped at his opponent or that contact with player happened before ball.
I dont think its as clear cut as contact =dfk for this scenario personally though
This is a quote from the 15/16 LOTG which was removed in the big change.
Playing in a dangerous manner involves no physical contact between the players. If there is physical contact, the action becomes an offence punishable with a direct free kick or penalty kick. In the case of physical contact, the referee should carefully consider the high probability that misconduct has also been committed.